By W M
A delegation of unpopular and unelectable aspirants from Kibra Constituency led by nominated MCA Catherine Okoth on Good Friday paid a visit to ODM Party Leader Raila Odinga at his Karen home to discuss what they see as disturbing emergent political trends in Kibra following the withdrawal of Rosemary Odinga from the Kibra parliamentary race.
The sole purpose of the meeting was to scheme how they can get direct ODM tickets and in the process discredit Eliud Owalo who is widely deemed as the front runner in the parliamentary race after the incumbent ODM MP Ken Okoth was irreparably damaged by dalliances with Jubilee leaders.
BABA, who has been made to believe that the free-thinking Owalo will be “difficult to control” if he is elected MP for Kibra, listened to the Catherine-Okoth led delegation who were at pains to convince BABA that the only way to stop Owalo is to disrupt the Kibra ODM norminations in entirety to pave way for the issuance of direct ODM tickets to the Kibra ODM MP Candidate and all MCA Aspirants..The two term nominated MCA is herself aspiring to be the Makina Ward MCA.
The clandestine meeting which has already leaked and is common talk among political leaders in the entire Kibra resolved that the Kibra ODM nominations will be violently disrupted to block hands down favourite Eliud Owalo from winning the party ticket.
In their words,both Oduor and Okoth stand no chance against Owalo in the ballot box. Sadly this plans means the people of Kibra will yet again be disenfranchised and a leader imposed on them like it happened in 2013.
According to sources at yesterday’s meeting, the diabolical plan involves financing Martin Oduor Judah networking him to mobilise and hire thousands of goons from all over Nairobi and importing others from Nyanza so as to trigger mayhem
Thereafter the party leadership will give NEB instructions to hand over the Party Certificate to Martin Oduor Judah for MP; Lumumba Owade for MCA Woodley;Catherine Okoth for MCA Makina; Meyi for MCA Laini Saba; any Nubian Candidate for MCA Lindi and either Moraa or Ochenge for MCA Sarangombe.
So serious is the security threat in Kibra that the District County Commissioner of Kibra has now summoned all aspiring political leaders to an urgent meeting on Monday at 10 am. The red flags have forced the OCPD Kilimani to work on a joint security plan with OCPD Lang’ata to bring reinforcements into the volatile constituency ahead of the eagerly anticipated nominations.
It now remains to be seen how the people of Kibra will react to these schemes.
A follow up meeting is scheduled for Tuesday next week.